Foundations of Leadership eLearning Course - 2023/2024

Outdoor Leadership Course

Foundations of Leadership (eLearning)

Foundations of Leadership

 February 2024 Update

To allow for easier navigation of the individual Foundations of Leadership and Foundations of Instruction courses on our eLearning platform, Coassemble, we have combined the Foundations courses into one registration page here. 

Designed for our current and future volunteer trip leaders, with a goal of fostering diverse and passionate connections throughout The Mountaineers. This course is for current or aspiring volunteers who are proficient in one or more one or more outdoor activities, but are interested in learning more about leading in the outdoors.

The Foundations of Leadership course is intended to share the foundational principles of leadership that we think are most important for our volunteers. This course provide a practical overview of leadership concepts and definitions with real-life applications. 

At the end of these courses, you will be able to understand how to mitigate risks, set-up the groups you lead for success, foster an inclusive environment for your trip, and more. If you don't yet have experience with outdoor leadership, this foundation course and its pathways are a great place to start! 

Course access

Once you’ve registered for this course, you will find instructions on how to access our eLearning website in the Course Materials section

Course pathway

The Foundations of Leadership comprises its own individual eLearning pathways, outlined below. The individual courses in the pathway can be taken in any order, at your own pace, and will culminate in their respective final quizzes. Once you pass the final quizzes, you will be awarded the Foundations of Leadership badge

Foundations of Leadership Course Pathway

  • Completion of the Foundations of Risk Management 
  • Completion of the Foundations of Group Facilitation 
  • Completion of the Foundations of Equity & Inclusion 
  • Completion of the Foundations of Admin & Logistics
  • Passing score for the Foundation of Leadership Final Quiz

Upon completion, it may take a week to be marked as a Graduate and awarded the course badge. If after a week you have not received the badge, please reach out to Member Services at Thank you for your patience!

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Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Computer, phone, or tablet with high-speed internet 

Course Materials
Foundations of Leadership Link

Click this link to access the eLearning course